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Three qualify for Nov. school board election

Posted 9/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three Oktibbeha County residents are vying for a spot on the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees.


Holiday Inn project heading toward foreclosure

Posted 9/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The future of a planned hotel project in Starkville is in question.


SCVB's Savor Starkville earns state tourism award

Posted 9/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Savor Starkville, a Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau campaign highlighting the city's blossoming culinary scene, received the Mississippi Tourism Association's Tourism Promotion of the Year Award Tuesday at the Mississippi Governor's Conference on Tourism in Natchez.


Knife-wielding clown hoax reported

Posted 9/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local law enforcement agencies deemed reports of individuals dressed as clowns and roaming Oktibbeha County apartment complexes as a hoax Tuesday after social media posts spread the unsubstantiated claims.


Aldermen to interview 4 HR director candidates

Posted 9/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to schedule interviews for the city's vacant human resource officer position after four candidates, including the department's interim director, emerged as finalists for the job.


Starkville aldermen stop short of amending SPRD director's duties

Posted 9/16/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen approved two middle management positions within the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department Tuesday but stopped short of redefining SPRD Director Herman Peters' role as it will function with the addition of a maintenance director and sports programming director in the future.


Citizen complains about OCH trash in neighborhood

Posted 9/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OCH Regional Medical Center has instituted stricter policies and is monitoring how employees dispose of gloves after handling garbage since a complaint was filed with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in regard to stormwater washing non-biohazardous trash into the nearby Plantation Homes subdivision.


Oktibbeha employees get 3-percent raise

Posted 9/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County employees will receive a 3-percent cost-of-living adjustment in Fiscal Year 2016-17 as supervisors added the annual raise to their budget Tuesday.


Aldermen expected to reorganize parks

Posted 9/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City leaders are expected to begin a process Tuesday that will create two new assistant director positions for the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department.


Three charged in Cotton Row auto burglaries

Posted 9/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police officers arrested a local man and two juveniles Sunday allegedly tied to a Cotton Row auto burglary.


Proposed Oktibbeha budget dips into cash reserves

Posted 9/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to approve a fiscal year budget Tuesday that requires a $3.47 million dip into cash reserves to balance revenues with expenditures.


Perkins: Bulldog Bash should stay in Starkville limits

The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved its Fiscal Year 2016-17 2-percent food and beverage tax contribution to the Mississippi State University Student Association Tuesday after officials told aldermen they intend to hold next year's Bulldog Bash inside the city limits.


Maynard won't seek re-election as Ward 5 alderman

Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard's first term as an elected Starkville representative will be his last. Maynard, a Republican who ran unopposed in 2013, confirmed he will not seek re-election in next year's municipal election cycle.


Aldermen approve early minimum pay for Starkville firefighters

All Starkville firefighters will receive at least $10 per hour for their services beginning April 1, 2017, after aldermen approved new skills and pay grade progression plans Tuesday for the city's fire, sanitation, street and water departments.


Starkville residents could see 6-mill tax hike from city, county investments

Starkville residents should see 6.35-mill tax increase next fiscal year due to city and county investments toward industrial recruitment, improvements to its municipal police station and an expected county road bond.


Rapper Flo Rida to headline Bulldog Bash

Rapper Flo Rida, best known for his 2008 hit "Low," will headline Oct. 7's Bulldog Bash, the Mississippi State University Student Association announced Friday.


Drug, obstruction charges dropped against former MSU WR Wilson

An order non-prosecuting two drug charges and an obstruction of justice charge against former Mississippi State University wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson was signed by Starkville Municipal Court officials Thursday, the same day a similar order was approved ending criminal proceedings against defensive lineman Nick James.


Starkville drops DUI, noise charges against MSU lineman

Starkville declined to prosecute Mississippi State University defensive lineman Nick James Thursday for driving under the influence and disturbing the peace after he was arrested Sunday, court documents show.


Starkville Night Market set for Friday

Almost 30 retailers and independent vendors will offer a variety of goods and wares during Friday's Starkville Main Street Association-sponsored Night Market, while seven area restaurants and distributors will provide samplings of locally sourced foods and signature cocktails.


Holloway faces no additional disciplinary action

Posted 8/31/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway will face no additional disciplinary action from the SOCSD Board of Trustees outside of last year's two-week suspension after he was convicted of two counts of simple assault Friday.



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